As HD FLV videos have higher resolution than FLV videos, and they will bring you more visual enjoyment and impact, more and more video sites begin to provide this kind of videos for sharing. For example, from the second half of year 2008, you can find HD videos on the YouTube. But maybe many of the video fans are not familiar with HD FLV format. Today I will tell you some basic knowledge of FLV and HD FLV, and introduce you a good video converter which can convert HD FLV to any other video formats – Sothink FLV Converter V1.2.
1. Differences Between FLV and HD FLV
FLV, also known as Flash video, is a popular format used to deliver video over the Internet using Flash Player. FLV usually refers to SD video (Standard Definition video), which is compressed by H.263 or MPEG video codec. You can enjoy Flash video via widely available Adobe Flash Player and web browser plug-ins, or one of the several third-party programs, such as MPlayer, QuickTime and VLC media player.
HD FLV is High Definition Flash Video, which generally refers to Flash video system of higher resolution than Standard Definition (SD) video, most commonly at display resolutions of 1280×720 (720p) or 1920×1080 (1080i or 1080p). SD video is usually encoded by standard H.263 or MPEG video codec, etc, while the HD video is better video compression solution which adopts H.264 video codec.
2. Advantages of HD FLV
The HD FLV in H.264 has better video quality and wider usages than FLV. It delivers excellent video quality across the entire bandwidth spectrum – from 3G to HD and everything in between (from 40 Kbps to upwards of 10 Mbps). H.264 is the next-generation video compression technology in the MPEG-4 standard, also known as MPEG-4 Part 10.
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